One of my dear friends was celebrating her 23rd birthday this November. As I struggled to come up with an interesting and fun gift that matched her personality, I thought it would be the perfect time to test out making a mini planter for my favorite plant mom! I started with some really rough sketching, and then created a SolidWorks model that I 3D printed. After printing the model, I primed the part with bondo to smooth out any uneven surfaces and fill in the print lines before making a silicone mold.
As soon as I had made the mold, I tested my first pour of concrete and I then created linework files to laser cut the base of the planter, which would be made out of wood.
After assembling all the pieces and sanding away any imperfections, I visited my favorite local plant store and picked up a few little succulents to sit in the planter.